Movie Review – Hector and the Search for Happiness

by Peter Chelsom

by Peter Chelsom

‘A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.’ (IMDb) (by Peter Chelsom, 120 min.)

This was such a cute movie and I totally underestimated this film. I thought this would be a typical comedy, but it was just so much more.

It was cute. The movie left me with a good feeling, and I didn’t had that since a long time with a film.

4 out of 5 stars.


Movie Review – Insurgent

by Robert Schwentke

by Robert Schwentke

‘Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.’ (IMDb) (by Robert Schwentke, 119 min.)

I’m a huge fan of the books of Veronica Roth. And I mean a huge fan. I couldn’t put the books down, so I hoped the movies would be as fun to watch as they were to read.

With the first film I was excited to see it and I liked it good enough. But I was a bit scared of Insurgent. I was pleasantly surprised though. It was action-packed, full of plot points that I didn’t remember. (I read the books a long time ago, and don’t remember a lot of them)

The only thing I was a bit scared of, was the fact that Shailene Woodley chose to keep her short hair for this movie. If you read the books, you know Tris has long hair. So when I read that she wanted to keep her short hair, I didn’t mind it, but I was scared because they told that they would let her cut her hair in the first scene… So the first shots were with a wig and I was a bit scared that it would look fake. And it did look a bit strange, but the short hair didn’t bother me at all.

Overall it was an ok film. I still prefer the books over the movies, but I’ll definitely watch the next two. (why two, though?)

3,5 out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – Cinderella

by Kenneth Branagh

by Kenneth Branagh

‘When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.’ (IMDb) (by Kenneth Branagh, 105 min.)

I didn’t expect much of this film, except cuteness and a beautiful love story. I wanted it to be a typical Disney film full with magic and adorable characters. And it was exactly what I got.

It wasn’t the best movie, but the chemistry between Cinderella and Prince Charming was spot on. Cate Blanchett was amazing as the evil stepmother and the entire movie had a bit more story than the original animated feature. That part was really interesting to me.

The only thing I found a bit disappointing, was that Cinderella was still a bit shallow. I had hoped they would make her a bit more active, with a bit more substance. They did it with the evil stepmother. She got an entire backstory. We got introduced to Cinderella’s mother in the beginning of the film, but for me it didn’t give the story an extra boost.

Overall I liked this film a lot, and it was fun to see a different version of this story. It was not my favorite Disney animated feature, but this movie did deliver as a typical Disney movie, and as a huge fan of Disney, I couldn’t be more pleased.

3,5 out of 5 stars.